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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Politics

Tarik Abou-Chadi, Dr.

Tarik Abou-Chadi Dr.
tarik.abou-chadi [at] sowi.hu-berlin.de

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Vergleichende Analyse politischer Systeme
Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 413b
Phone number
(030)2093 - 1692
(030) 2093 - 1693
Consultation hours

Thursday 11:00-12:00 (please send an Email in advance)

Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Short Biography

Tarik Abou-Chadi works as a post-doctoral lecturer and researcher at the chair of comparative politics. He received his PhD in political science from Humboldt-University Berlin where he previously studied social and political science. During and after his PhD he was a visiting research at New York University and the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on elections, party competition and policy change in the fields of migration and welfare state policies. His special interest lies in the effect of electoral competition on parties’ policy strategies. In line with these broader interests his teaching concentrates on comparative politics, political behavior and political science methodology.

Selected Publications


It`s not easy being green: Why voters punish parties for environmental policies during economic downturns (with Mark Kayser). Electoral Studies: Accepted for Publication.

Political and Institutional Determinants of Immigration Policies. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: 42 (13):2087-2110.

Moderate as Necessary. The Role of Electoral Competitiveness and Party Size in Explaining Parties’ Policy Shifts (with Matthias Orlowski). The Journal of Politics: 78 (3):868-881.

Niche Party Success and Mainstream Party Policy Shifts - How Green and Radical Right Parties Differ in Their Impact. British Journal of Political Science: 46 (2):417-36.


Political Institutions and the Distributional Consequences of Suffrage Extension (with Matthias Orlowski). Political Studies: 63 (S1):55-72.


How electoral vulnerability affects pension politics: Introducing a concept, measure and empirical application (with Ellen Immergut). European Journal of Political Research: 53 (2):269–87.